I am SO excited to share today’s project with you! Its something I’ve had in my head for a little while now but only recently had a chance to bring it to reality. And I’m LOVING it!!
DIY Chalkboard Bunting!
Let’s do a little tute…
I started with some unbleached muslin remnants that I found at JoAnn’s.
(Can I just say that right after Halloween is the BEST time to peruse the remnants section??)
I ironed my muslin, then measured an marked where I would be doing my cutting.
I cut 6″ strips so that my bunting would be 6″ long vertically.
Then I started cutting my triangles…
…And in no time I had a dozen pieces of bunting!
I got out my handy dandy acrylic chalkboard paint and set to work painting my bunting.
Ummmm, so you guys might already have known this so bear with me for a minute.
I naturally laid out my bunting on newspaper to do my painting.
DO NOT DO THIS!
Since the muslin is thin and obviously porous, the paint did go through it which resulted in the muslin sticking to the newspaper.
I peeled it all up and relaid it down on some freezer paper. Much better!
I cured my chalkboard by rubbing chalk on it then wiping it off.
I trimmed the bunting by backing the edges with lace. I then covered the front edges with some thin cream ribbon.
There is a fabulous lace shop in a nearby town where you can purchase it by the yard for as little as $.25-.$50 per yard. So needless to say I have a large stockpile!
I decided to give my bunting a more eclectic look by using different pieces of lace for each piece of bunting.
I obviously did not want to adhere my bunting to any string because the beauty of the chalkboard bunting is that I can erase and rewrite any saying I want, adding and taking away pieces as needed! So I clipped the bunting to some twine with miniature clothespins (from Walmart). And to make the clothespins blend better, I inked them with some black distress ink.